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[PATCH aerc] parse: fix content-type parsing error

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Patch: +86 -1
If an error occurs when parsing the content-type, check if the
content-type is quoted; if so, remove quotes. If this is not the case,
then return a text/plain content-type as a sane fallback option, so that
the message can be at least viewed in plaintext.

Fixes: https://todo.sr.ht/~rjarry/aerc/44
Signed-off-by: Koni Marti <koni.marti@gmail.com>
 worker/lib/parse.go                           | 17 ++++++-
 worker/lib/parse_test.go                      | 25 +++++++++++
 .../testdata/message/valid/quoted-mime-type   | 45 +++++++++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 86 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
 create mode 100644 worker/lib/testdata/message/valid/quoted-mime-type

diff --git a/worker/lib/parse.go b/worker/lib/parse.go
index 5d95046..6ddfe06 100644
--- a/worker/lib/parse.go
+++ b/worker/lib/parse.go
@@ -64,12 +64,27 @@ func splitMIME(m string) (string, string) {
	return parts[0], parts[1]

func fixContentType(h message.Header, ct string) (string, map[string]string) {
	// check if there are quotes around the content type
	if strings.Contains(ct, "\"") {
		h.Set("Content-Type", strings.Replace(h.Get("Content-Type"), ct, strings.ReplaceAll(ct, "\"", ""), 1))
		if ctNew, paramsNew, err := h.ContentType(); err == nil {
			return ctNew, paramsNew
	// if all else fails, return text/plain
	return "text/plain", nil

func ParseEntityStructure(e *message.Entity) (*models.BodyStructure, error) {
	var body models.BodyStructure
	contentType, ctParams, err := e.Header.ContentType()
	if err != nil {
		return nil, fmt.Errorf("could not parse content type: %v", err)
		// try to fix the error; if all measures fail, then return a
		// text/plain content type to display at least plaintext
		contentType, ctParams = fixContentType(e.Header, contentType)

	mimeType, mimeSubType := splitMIME(contentType)
	body.MIMEType = mimeType
	body.MIMESubType = mimeSubType
diff --git a/worker/lib/parse_test.go b/worker/lib/parse_test.go
index 1219098..7e5bb36 100644
--- a/worker/lib/parse_test.go
+++ b/worker/lib/parse_test.go
@@ -10,6 +10,31 @@ import (

func TestMessageInfoParser(t *testing.T) {
	rootDir := "testdata/message/valid"
	msgFiles, err := ioutil.ReadDir(rootDir)

	for _, fi := range msgFiles {
		if fi.IsDir() {

		p := fi.Name()
		t.Run(p, func(t *testing.T) {
			m := newMockRawMessageFromPath(filepath.Join(rootDir, p))
			mi, err := MessageInfo(m)
			if err != nil {
				t.Fatal("Failed to create MessageInfo with:", err)

			if perr := mi.Error; perr != nil {
				t.Fatal("Expected no parsing error, but got:", mi.Error)

func TestMessageInfoHandledError(t *testing.T) {
	rootDir := "testdata/message/invalid"
	msgFiles, err := ioutil.ReadDir(rootDir)
diff --git a/worker/lib/testdata/message/valid/quoted-mime-type b/worker/lib/testdata/message/valid/quoted-mime-type
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d9af28a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/worker/lib/testdata/message/valid/quoted-mime-type
@@ -0,0 +1,45 @@
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[parse: fix content-type parsing error][0] from [Koni Marti][1]

[0]: https://lists.sr.ht/~rjarry/aerc-devel/patches/32708
[1]: koni.marti@gmail.com

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Re: [aerc/patches] build success

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Looks good! Thanks a lot Koni!

With this patch applied, the email that was causing #44 for me is now
displayed correctly.


Re: [aerc/patches] build success

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On Thu Jun 2, 2022 at 2:21 AM CEST, Ivan Oleynikov wrote:
> Looks good! Thanks a lot Koni!
> With this patch applied, the email that was causing #44 for me is now
> displayed correctly.
> Ivan

Thanks for testing and glad it works. I will send a v2 in a bit where I
improve the robustness of the quote replacement, but with the same
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